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COVID-19 Daily Briefing 3/25

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March 25, 5 p.m.

Delaware adds four cases, totaling 119

Delaware’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached 119, with 79 in New Castle County, 14 in Kent County and 26 in Sussex County, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH).

Of the 104 cases that have been disclosed, 51 are male and 53 are female. The individuals range in age from 1 to 90. Eleven individuals are currently hospitalized; five are critically ill.

To protect personal health information, DPH will not disclose additional information about the individuals. DPH cannot confirm specific information even if other entities choose to make their own announcements.


March 25, 1 p.m.

How to help Beebe Healthcare during the outbreak

Beebe Healthcare has launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund for monetary donations, and are also in need of personal protective equipment or other medical supplies to be used to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“At this time, the best way you can help us is to stay home, follow the state restrictions and the CDC’s recommendations. The other way you can help us directly, is by making a contribution to our special COVID-19 Relief Fund. Also, many businesses have offered supplies, space, and time, said Beebe Medical Foundation President Tom Protack in a statement.

Donated funds will be used to help purchase medical equipment, supplies, and costs directly associated with patient care. Members of the community looking to donate a monetary amount can visit www.beebehealthcare.org/covid19-relief.

Items needed if you are looking to donate:

  • N95 masks
  • Eye protectors
  • Surgical gloves
  • Regular masks
  • Alternative respirators that OSHA has given permission to use in healthcare settings during this historic pandemic.

There is a great demand for many of the items listed above. We will be ensuring that all donated items meet the proper safety standards to ensure the safety of our team members and patients. If you have questions about proper materials, please reach out to 302-645-3337 or email [email protected] before donating or creating these materials. We will be sharing guidelines soon.

If you are interested in donating items or food, contact Kim Blanch at [email protected] or call 302-645-3337. To make a monetary donation contact the Beebe Medical Foundation at 302-644-2900 or www.beebehealthcare.org/covid19-relief.


March 25, 12:30 p.m.

DPH announces changes to in-person services during COVID-19 

To continue to provide services to Delaware residents during the COVID-19 outbreak the Delaware Devision of Public Health will operate with several modifications until further notice.

The Office of Vial Statistics is conducting all in-person service by appointment only. To make an appointment or to ask questions, please call the following numbers: New Castle County: (302) 283-7130; Kent County: (302) 744-4549; Sussex County: (302) 856-5495.

Customers are encouraged to mail in requests for vital records certificates or order certificates online using VitalChek or GoCertificates.  The Office of Vital Statistics website can be visited here 

The Office of Medical Marijuana (OMM) is requests all patients and caregivers mail applications to the Office of Medical Marijuana at 417 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Applications my be accessed at the OMM website, or by phone, (302) 744-474,  to have an application mailed to you. 

The Office of Food Protection (OFP) will not accept walk-ins until further notice. Food establishments may pay permit fees here.

Delawareans with general questions about COVID-19 or their exposure risk can call the Division of Public Health’s Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-408-1899, or 711 for individuals who are hearing-impaired, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Questions can also be submitted by email at [email protected]. 


March 25, 12 p.m.

Delaware adds eleven more cases, totaling 115

Delaware’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached 115, with 78 in New Castle County, 13 in Kent County and 24 in Sussex County, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH).

Of the 104 cases that have been disclosed, 51 are male and 53 are female. The individuals range in age from 1 to 90. Eleven individuals are currently hospitalized; five are critically ill.

To protect personal health information, DPH will not disclose additional information about the individuals. DPH cannot confirm specific information even if other entities choose to make their own announcements.


March 25, 9:50 a.m.

TD Bank rewards on-site employees

As much of the nation’s banking workforce transitions to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, TD Bank is recognizing, and rewarding,  those that cannot.

TD Bank said in a statement that all employees who are unable to work from home, including both part-time and full-time employees who are working onsite in TD stores and other required locations, will receive a one-time award of up to $1,000.

Eligible employees will also receive up to two additional paid personal days, and that  these paid personal days are in addition to the up to 10 paid personal days previously announced.


March 25, 9:50 a.m.

Delaware Memorial Bridge to begin cashless tolling

Effective 12:01 a.m., Thursday, March 26, the southbound toll plaza will implement cashless tolling until further notice. Drivers will be able to use any of the open lane, which will be designated as E-ZPass Only with a blinking amber light.

If you have an E-ZPass tag in your vehicle, proceed as usual. If you do not have E-ZPass the vehicles license plate will be captured, and an invoice for the toll will be mailed to the registered owner.

If you wish to open an E-ZPass call the New Jersey E-ZPass Customer Service Center at 888-AUTO-TOLL (888-288-6865) or visit ezpassnj.com.

The Delaware Memorial Bridge E-ZPass Customer Service Center (CSC) located in the Vincent A. Julia Building is currently closed.  An update regarding the CSC’s operating schedule will be posted on the DRBA website, www.drba.net, no later than 6:00 PM on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

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